International travel is now cheaper than ever, but that doesn’t mean that it is actually cheap. Most people have to save and budget so that they can afford their next trip, and while there are lots of quick and easy ways to raise money for your next big trip, it can be a lot harder to find a consistent source of income.
The best option is to choose a work-from-home job, as this means that you can continue to work as you travel. There are currently around 53 million Americans freelancing for their main source of income, so it is a very popular option. Which jobs can you do? Are you interested in learning more? Here are four ways to make working from home work as a traveller.
If you love exploring the globe you could consider becoming a travel writer. Most travel writers work on a freelance basis, approaching travel blogs and magazines as an independent contractor to sell an article, but you can also pick up a regular gig with a company who are looking to hire their own travel writer. Most freelance writers earn between $21,000 and $106,000 a year, so there is a lot of earning potential for a talented writer.
You can become an online shopper, which is a great position that can help you earn some extra money online as you travel. An online shopper simply does their online shopping (whether it be a food shop or a clothes shop) on a promotional website such as Mr. Rebates, and then they will receive cash back when they check out. This is a great way to earn some extra money, especially if you already do most of your shopping online.
Home Travel Agent
If you are passionate about travelling it is likely you would enjoy working as a work from home travel agent. This role mostly involves helping customers to plan and book their holiday, and the best part is you can travel as you work.
To do this job you will need a relevant qualification, and you may also need a license provision to allow you to operate your own home business.
If you have experience working as a secretary or a personal assistant, you may be qualified to work as a virtual assistant. There is a lot of demand for virtual online assistants as it is very easy for them to complete tasks remotely, and the work tends to be fairly well paid.
There are lots of different ways to make working online work for you as you travel the world – especially if you already have the relevant qualifications.